Noche de familias

Estamos invitando a las families de los estudiantes que están recibiendo servicios de educacíon de inglés como segundo idioma (ESL) a una reunión en el cafetería de Deal al 30 de enero (6:30 pm) o al 31 de enero (9:00 am). Este evento va a ser una buena oportunidad para los estudiantes y sus familias a disfrutar música y comida, conocer a los maestros de ESL, aprender sobre la calificación STAR de Deal a cargo de nuestra directora Ms. Neal, y recibir los resultados de los exámenes estandarizados. Por favor, escríbanos por mensaje de texto a 240.580.9844 . Incluya el nombre de su hijo/a y confirme si puede venir el 30 or 31. 

EL Family Night

We are inviting families of ELs (English learners) to join us for a community gathering in the Deal cafeteria on January 30th (6:30 pm) or January 31st (9:00 am). This will be a wonderful opportunity for our ELs and their families to enjoy food and music, meet the EL teachers, learn more about Deal's STAR rating from Principal Neal, and receive students' test scores. To RSVP: please text 240.580.9844 or e-mail dealmsel@gmail.com to let us know which day you are able to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!


After school activities

After school activities continue this spring! This is a great way to get involved and to meet new friends. All clubs are held from 3:30-4:30 pm unless announced otherwise.* Visit the Clubs and Activities page for a full list of spring clubs, meeting locations, and sponsors.

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DEAL 2019 GALA & SILENT Auction on 2/9/2019

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2019 Open House Dates

Open houses are an opportunity for prospective families to tour Deal and get information for the 2019-2020 school year, please join us on Saturday, January 26th - 9:00-12:00



Don’t forget to use the Alice Deal Community Association’s Amazon storefront when you shop. Using our special Alice Deal Amazon storefront when you shop earns the ADCA a percentage of our sales. Shop here!



Students who use Metrorail, Metrobus, and DC Circulator to get to school and school-related activities need to obtain the new Kids Ride Free Program SmarTrip® card. (This is separate from students' DC One Card.) If you would like to request a Kids Ride Free SmarTrip Card, complete the KRF Request Form. This is only for Alice Deal Middle School students.
Visit kidsridefree.dc.gov for more, or email naima.chambliss@dc.gov.

Photo credit: Niamh Brennan

Photo credit: Niamh Brennan


Congratulations to the incredible cast & crew and directors of Seussical, Deal's first ever 7th grade musical. The cast and crew put on a Broadway-quality show and we are so proud. 

From the magical sets to the magical worlds you created on stage, you were AMAZING!  Thank you to our directors, our parent volunteers, our sponsors and all the members of the ADCA for their hard work putting on the show.  Deal Theatre is 100 percent community supported. A special thanks to Maan Sacdalan, our ADCA President, who designed the program guide,  worked the concessions stand at every show and made Seussical-themed snacks (and she doesn't even have a 7th grader!).

Click here to see more photos from the show and get more info on Deal Theater.

Weekly Bulletin

Principal's Message:
January 13, 2019

I hope everyone was able to stay safe and warm during this weekend's snow storm. According to Mr. Smith, our head custodian, our building has heat and has not suffered any leaks (thus far). All DC Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, January 14. Stay safe and warm! 

IB Night - Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30 pm

Current and prospective families are invited to join us to find out more about the foundations of the IB Middle Years Program at Deal, including the outcome of our Fall 2018 Evaluation Visit. Thank you to our IB Coordinator, Alana Brown, and Ms. Daniels, Ms. Dziato, Ms. Lerum, and Mr. Martini for sharing their IB expertise with our community.

ADCA Meeting - Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 pm

The ADCA is proud announce a very special speaker you won't want to miss. Stephen Balkam is the CEO of FOSI,  the Family Online Safety Institute, an international non-profit whose mission is to make the online world safer for kids and their families and create a culture of responsibility in the online world. He will present FOSI's "7 Steps to Good Digital Parenting". From Instagram to Fortnite, too much screen time to Snap Chat, middle school students and their families struggle with this issue on a daily basis. Stephen and FOSI have decades of experience helping parents find answers and strategies. Don't miss this chance to learn from the expert. His presentation will begin around 7:00 pm, when ADCA business is complete.

Spelling Bee

The top two spellers from each homeroom will be invited to participate in Wednesday's School-Wide Spelling Bee. Please see below for your child's grade-level spelling list. I look forward to watching our spellers compete! 

6th Grade Spelling List | 7th Grade Spelling List | 8th Grade Spelling List

Seussical the Musical

The entire Deal Community is invited to come out and support our students in the first 7th grade musical in Deal's history. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Our 7th graders have been working really hard to memorize lines and perfect choreography that will bring Whoville to Fort Drive. I look forward to seeing you there!  Thursday, January 17 - 6:30 pmFriday, January 18 - 6:30 pm Saturday, January 19 - Matinee 

This is the last week of the second advisory. Students should continue to monitor Aspen, attend GRIT, and reach out to their teachers for support in ensuring a strong end to the advisory.

Onward and Upward!

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